The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Sulu Leaves for the UK Tonight

Sulumani Chimbetu leaves for the UK tonight where he is expected to perform several shows before making a return in two weeks time. He kicks off his show in Luton on November 30, Leicester on December 1 before heading to Manchester the following week and winds up his tour in Scotland.

He will leave with a high-powered 10-member band that will include Allan Chimbetu and Solo Makore.

Sulu's publicist Joe Nyamungoma confirmed the journey.

"The guys are leaving tonight, the visas and work permits have been sorted out. We are very alert and keeping an eye on the proceedings, but as it stands everything is in good shape and we are raring to go," he said.

Nyamungoma said the inclusion of Allan and Solo would strengthen the band's performance.

"These guys (Allan and Solo) have seen it all in the music industry. They provided stability to all the guys and we are looking forward to a show to remember," he said.

Nyamungoma said the Diaspora fans would have an opportunity to sample the band's new album "Syllabus."

United Kingdom is proving to be a fertile ground for Zimbabwean musicians because of the influx of Zimbabweans based there.

Artistes who have toured the country in recent times included Jah Prayzah and Alick Macheso.

However, Sulu would have to keep an eye on his band members because in the past Jah Prayzah and Macheso's band members have gone AWOL.

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